Contact lens care considerations: how to handle fragile equipment

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Contact lens care considerations: how to handle fragile equipment
Contact lens care considerations: how to handle fragile equipment

Contact lenses are especially convenient for people with vision problems. It is easier to wear such accessories than glasses: they cannot fall or break, do not change their appearance and do an excellent job of correcting. However, if you want your lenses to last long, you need to take good care of them.

Cleaning rules

It should be noted right away: lenses for a specific patient should be prescribed only by a qualified ophthalmologist. Only an experienced doctor will tell you which brand and type of accessories is suitable for a person so that the patient can order the appropriate product in a regular or online store (for example, on the website, where a large selection of lenses is available). After you have the equipment, all that remains is to purchase a disinfectant solution and start cleaning the surface in accordance with several rules.

  • The lens must first be placed on a clean palm and a few drops of the solution applied on top.
  • Remove dirt only with simple movements with your index finger.
  • Surface treatment must be done on both sides.
  • After cleaning, the lenses should be placed in a clean container that has been prepared and disinfected in advance.

To keep the lenses at the proper level of cleanliness, it is better to purchase 2-3 containers in advance. This will allow you to keep the equipment in one of them, while the other will dry or undergo disinfection treatment.

Choosing an effective cleaning solution

Lens disinfectant liquid is very important because it not only gets rid of bacteria, but also prevents the surface of the accessory from drying out. After all, hardening leads to corneal injuries and a decrease in the efficiency of the equipment. That is why it is necessary to choose a cleaning solution especially carefully and taking into account several factors:

  • the brand of lenses used;
  • the presence of allergic reactions to specific components of the liquid;
  • recommendations of an ophthalmologist.

Important to remember! After you pour the solution into the container, the bottle must be closed immediately. Otherwise, the disinfectant may weaken or even deteriorate. In no case should you use expired funds. If for some reason you want to change the brand of the drug used, be sure to consult with your doctor first.

Some people think that the specialized fluid can be replaced with normal saline. In fact, this is not the case. Saline will not help fight bacteria and germs and will deteriorate quickly. Therefore, it should not be used to fill lens containers.

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